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ZooAmerica to Host Discovery Weekends in January 2023

Free Weekend Admission For Kids With Purchase Of Regular Ticket

Families looking for a fun activity to beat the winter blues and cabin fever should consider a weekend visit to ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park this month.

The Zoo will host Discovery Weekends on Jan. 7-8, 14-15, 21-22 and 28-29, 2023. Kids ages 8 and under receive free admission with the purchase of a regular or senior ticket on those dates. The special offer is only available at the Admissions building and not redeemable online. 

As part of the winter programming, each weekend will feature unique themes for guests to learn about the North American animals that call ZooAmerica home. Here's the full schedule:

  • Jan. 7-8: Rockin' Reptiles
  • Jan. 14-15: Marvelous Mammals 
  • Jan. 21-22: Bizarre Birds
  • Jan. 28-29: Weathering Winter

The Zoo is open daily this winter. Zoo hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Current ZooAmerica Pass Holders can enjoy unlimited year-round visits to ZooAmerica. 2023 Hersheypark Season Pass Holders also receive free Zoo admission.

A visit to ZooAmerica is just one of the many things to do in Hershey, Pa., this winter. From happy hour and hockey games to Broadway and seasonal spa treatments, check out our top picks of family-friendly activities and winter events throughout the destination from January through March.